A Journey of Community, Commitment, And Growth: Policy Advocacy to Advance Two-Generation Strategies

Over the past three years, four women’s foundations have embarked on a journey to unlock the power of two-generation (2Gen) strategies to build women’s economic equity and security. 2Gen strategies are a proven solution to empower women and contribute to the success of the entire family. The W.K. Kellogg Foundation funded the Women’s Funding Network (WFN) to launch the 2Gen Policy Advocacy Cohort (2Gen Cohort) to expand the scope and influence of women’s foundations in 2Gen work, bringing a gender equity lens to this effort.

This final evaluation of this three-year 2Gen policy advocacy initiative reflects upon and summarizes the participating foundations’ progress and resulting outcomes in:

  • Developing and implementing a 2Gen advocacy strategy
  • The ways in which they’ve integrated a “2Gen-lens” throughout their organizational culture
  • Their plans for scaling their 2Gen work going forward